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thank you for joining us on this thursday morning, we have shown you several couples on this show who have found a way to make their marriage last for decades. >> but this couple we're about to show you takes the prize. they are the new record holders for the longest married couple here in the u.s.. john and anne better have been married for 80 years. oh. got hitched in 1932. but -- >> charlie. >> had an arranged marriage for her with another man. so the couple ran off and eloped. now they are shocked they hold the record. what was that -- what? >> no, am i wrong? you made it sound like oh! 80 years. >> 80 years. >> most people would find that blissful. all right well mel gibson
tried to figure it out but there's one simple list for guys of what women really want. >> we'll tell you when "good morning maryland" at 5:00 begins right now. his weapons were legal but trespassing on a school was not. now police want to know what this guy was doing and how he got inside that building. she's an inspiration to women who want to get into politics. today we remember the longest serving maryland delegate. all right, super bowl champs, we know that. but what would you say the state of the ravens are today? we're going to hear from the men in charge on this thursday morning february 7th. "good morning maryland." i'm charlie crowson. >> and i'm megan pringle. i say good. >> yeah. you know, that silver trophy. rings coming. >> exactly. 200,000 people showing up to say way to go and thank you. and we are absolutely still riding high from that super bowl win. but as always, you have to get out the door and get to work. so let's send it over to meteorologist lynette charles and find out how the weather is
looking today. >> all right we are going to be quiet. the calm before the storm that's going to be moving in here as we go through the overnight into tomorrow. maryland's most powerful radar is dry right now. and we do have all the sweeps on and we are scanning the skies but not a lot to scan today. we have some patchy fog to boot. but other than that, things are pretty calm. and we're going to continue that with temperatures were pretty seasonal at 27 degrees right now in around. we're colder than what we were yesterday. we were dealing with all 30s. but as we go through the rest of today this is what you can expect. you're waking up at 7:00 this morning that temperature coming in at 28 degrees. and then the clouds will slowly but surely begin to move in here as we go throughout the day. that's going to increase the cloud cover by 10:00 coming in at 33 degrees. and 36 degrees by your afternoon time frame. so lunchtime it's going to be a cold day. but those clouds will start to move into the area. so be prepared for that and also be prepared for the rain that's going to be coming in as we go into tomorrow i'm going to break that down buzz we will start the day out with a wintry
mix across the area. let's get a check now of the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. good morning lynette. well, rain tomorrow and patchy fog this morning. you will want to be extra careful traveling in areas north and west of baltimore city. howard county, interstate 70 traffic is moving right along. you won't experience any delays right now from columbia pike all the way over to 695. and this is what the beltway looks like. the northwest corner. here at old court road no delays here either. just seven minutes to travel the lout from 795 -- outer loop from 795 down to 70. a look at the other abc2 timesaver traffic drive times, the jfx nice and clear heading downtown. you're looking at an 11 minute ride southbound from the beltway all the way downtown to east fayette street. and no concerns on 95 in white marsh. it's going to take you 14 minutes traveling southbound from the beltway all the way into the city. that's a look at your morning commute. megan and charlie, over to you. this morning, we have a developing story out of anne arundel county. coming after an arsenal of weapons was seized from a man who police say snuck into a high school earlier this week. abc2 news' sherrie johnson is
here with more on this story. what's the latest on the weapons and what's the latest on this case? >> reporter: well, megan, we have learned that this morning the suspect, 25-year-old justin beaumont is at shepherd pratt and he's being held for an emergency mental evaluation. police are not exactly sure why he went to north county high school on monday. officers went to his home in glen burnie. they found weapons and went into a high alert in the wake of last year's mass shooting in newtown, connecticut. police found an ak-47, an uzi and several pistols including one with a laser sight. also found another pistol with a silencer and magazines with ammunition. only for two months he attended the high school in 2002. he came back to the school on monday and was trying to open several doors. he finally followed a school employee inside. he had no weapons with him police say and he didn't threaten anyone. >> post-connecticut, we have
got to recognize as an agency, as a nation, as a state, that our school children, we have to take these kind of precautionary thorough investigative steps to make sure that we do everything we can to keep them safe. >> reporter: justin beaumont is charged with trespassing that's a misdemeanor. now he is -- if he is released he'll have to go through another legal process of applying to get the weapons back. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. well, following a parade that saw more than 200,000 people show up. we would say the state of the ravens is pretty good. the world champions in the season the -- end the season the way every nfl team wants to and we imagine today's state of the ravens press conference will be positive. steve bisciotti and john harbaugh will be in the auditorium to officially wrap up the season. that press conference begins at 11:00. well, the ravens are making the rounds on the talk shows, and tonight you can see jacoby
jones on "jimmy kimmel live." he had a record super bowl game. joe flacco found him for a 56- yard touchdown grab but jones was not done. he then went 108 yards on a kickoff return that did tie a super bowl record. if you want to hear what he has to say because it will be memorable, i'll guarantee, jimmy kimmel comes on here on abc2 at 11:30. right now and today our senators will be enjoying the spoils of victory. that's because senators mikulski and ben cardin will collect good on their san francisco feast. this following that super bowl win. so the senators wagered delicacies from their home states on the game and mikulski and car kin will get to enjoy crabs, napa valley wine. bread and northern california cheeses. had the 49ers won, which didn't happen we all know. the maryland delegation would have toasted the california senators with crab cakes, burger cookies, and heavy cs beers with a can of hair spray.
pretty clever. she was the longest serving member of the maryland house of delegates and today, you can pay your respects to hattie harrison. she had been a member of the house of delegates since 1973. the democrat represented the 45th district in baltimore city. she passed away at 84 years old. delegate harrison will lay in state in annapolis at st. anne episcopal parish church today from noon until 4:00. tomorrow she will stay in late at -- lay in state at her home church. they will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 tomorrow and starting at 11:00 on saturday and monday. then going to be buried at veterans' cemetery at garrison forest. for early childhood education programs. two lawmakers proposed legislation that would take funds from the state's lottery revenue and create a program race to the top and that would
allow local districts to compete for grants. now under the proposed legislation, maryland school districts would submit proposals to expand their early learning programs over the course of three years. coming up this morning on "good morning maryland" at 5:00, alzheimer's disease is on the rise and the numbers are a lot higher than you would expect. >> coming up how many people are expected to develop the disease during the next 40 years. that is straight ahead. plus -- >> moms, you want to stay safe on the road when you're with your kids right? i'm linda so live at the baltimore convention center. i'll show you all the latest in greatest in family and safe features. we're here at the international auto show. stay with us. >> we're dry right now just dealing with some patchy fog across the area, i'll tell you when that burps off and the storm -- burns off and the storm rolls in coming up. >> everything is clear here on 695 just south of burning highway. i'll show you what traffic looks like on 95 and 83 coming up on "good morning maryland."
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downtown baltimore. >> yeah whether you're looking for a car or not, car companies right now are showing off their latest and greatest models for you to check out. sometimes you can even sit in them. abc2 news linda so is live with more details this morning. >> reporter: hi megan. okay so i know you wanted to see that minivan but i have something better for you. a lot of moms and dads want to stay safe on the roads. we're here in the volvo section. this is the sc 60 and really new safety features with the cars that are designed to keep you and your kids safe on the road. this one actually has a sensor under the front bumper. if you're going 40 miles per hour or less, it will sense if something is in front of you and the brakes will automatically kick in to prevent a collision. over here on the side view mirror also another camera sensor. right under the mirror here, that will detect blind spots for you. so when you're moving into another lane, it will actually let you know if there's something there that you can't
see. to prevent a collision. all cool safety features designed with you and your kids in mind. and joining us this morning is peter with the auto show to tell us more about this. peter, there's tons of new things every year to provide. come on over here with us. some of the new things this year that people can find here at the baltimore convention center. >> well, really excited this year. we have a lot of new things, we have over 50 vehicles you can actually ride and drive. cadillac, chevrolet, buick, gmc, dodge chrysler and jeep. and you can come down and actually drive any of the vehicles around the streets of baltimore. we also have what's called camp jeep. you can drive a jeep over top of a mountain and we have an electric vehicle where you can drive inside the convention center. a lot of great stuff this year going on. >> reporter: what about for families? because we know a lot of moms and dads are coming out here. there's lots of cool new things for families. >> we have a lot of things to look at. it's a great place to shop for a car. we have a lot of things for
kids. sunday is kids day. kids 12 and under get in for free. friday from 6:00 to 8:00 we have terrence cody from the world champion baltimore ravens is going to be here to sign autographs. we're really excited about that. saturday stuff for the kids and sunday as well. >> reporter: admission, there's still plenty of tickets available right? >> yes. you can also go to www.baltimoreautoshow.com and buy tickets as well. >> again, everything kicks off today starting at noon. the auto show runs through the weekend until sunday. so come on out. we're live at the baltimore convention center. linda so, abc2 news. what would you want to test drive lynette? >> something fast. >> didn't know that was coming. >> you nailed it. something fast. i love the speed baby oh, yeah. all worked up now charlie. all right let's talk about the temperatures because we are cold this morning. we're coming in at 26 degrees right now in hereford. monrovia good morning at 25 and
we're at 29 in stevensville. 31 chesapeake beach. denton 27 and more of the same in mardela springs. bundle up as you step out and about. we have the temperatures that will be just a few degrees below where we should be for this time of the year into the afternoon and the clouds will begin to move in. this is ahead of two systems both of these systems phasing together. and this is what's going to be causing blizzard conditions as we go into new england. so you can see what's going on right here. this is a look ahead into friday and saturday. and all this will begin adds we go -- as we go through the overnight tonight. so we have that low in the south. that's the one that's going to plague us. and it's going to form off the coast of the carolinas. and it's going to track up toward the north. and what it's going to do though for us is just be bringing us rain. we will get some snow though if you're heading towards the north. i'm talking about pennsylvania, also new york. but the blizzard conditions really trekking around new england. so be prepared for that blowing snow if that's what you're going to do. but i suggest if your travels are taking you that way just
hold off until it's all said and done. which will be basically on saturday. as we look at abc 2's most accurate planner, the temperature 36 degrees and partly cloudy. so the clouds increasing. the high temperature for today will be right around 40 degrees. those winds out of the east going to make it feel a little bit chillier for today. and this is what we have as we go through the next several days. warming up. temperature of 52 degrees by monday. but windy conditions by tuesday. and more wet weather in the form of rain by wednesday. let's get a check now of the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. good morning lynette. well, we are dealing with patchy fog in areas north and west of baltimore city. so definitely use your low beams this morning if you are traveling in those areas. if you are heading downtown, no problems whatsoever on the jfx. it's nice and clear from the beltway all the way downtown to east fayette street. 95 nice and clear through the fort mchenry tunnel. no delays whatsoever. and as we check in and take a look at the beltway, here's what the west side looks like at baltimore national pike. we're looking at normal
conditions, you're looking at just a seven minute ride right now on the outer loop from 795 down to 70. for those of you traveling in anne arundel county a live look at 97 at route 100. no problems getting down to route 50 or traveling north up to the beltway. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. megan and charlie, over to you. health news for you this morning. the number of people living with alzheimer's disease is expected to triple in the next 40 years. that is according to a new study that ties the expected increase to the aging baby boomer population. in 2010, there were nearly five million people living with alzheimer's disease. but they project that number to grow to nearly 14 million by 2050. they also estimate that half the people living with the disease will be age 85 or older. well, we have one week to get your sweetheart a gift for valentine's day. about a week. >> you better get on it my friend. a lot of people don't really care about the holiday because it will prove it even more. people do. so the average amount that you're expected to shell out
for this day of love. >> also, living in baltimore, you are in one of the most romantic cities in the country. where charm city ranks, why it made the list and how it's earning the name of charm. >> i believe it. this cold season, nasal congestion won't stop me. i made the clear choice. claritin-d. decongestant products on the shelf can take hours to start working. claritin-d starts to work in just 30 minutes. power through nasal congestion fast. get claritin-d at the pharmacy counter.
it's 20 minutes after 5:00. thank you for joining us. all right guys, listen up because valentine's day is one week away. charlie better pay attention. listen to this though. you might not know that baltimore is considered a pretty romantic city. according to opentable, baltimore comes in at number 17 on the list. san antonio, texas is considered the most romantic city in the united states. open table provides online restaurant reservations. itself most romantic -- its most romantic cities was calculated using three variables. the percentage of restaurants rated most romantic and the percentage of tables seated for two and the percentage of people who dined out for valentine's day last year. very scientific study there. as you might have guessed love turns out not cheap. the new survey finds that americans will spend listen to this -- $18.6 billion on valentine's gifts this year.
and men will spend twice as much as the ladies. the national retail federation finds that shoppers will spend about $131 on valentine's gifts up to about $5 from last yore. now the most money that will be spent on jewelry of course. and that will be about $4.4 billion. >> all right. we do know valentine's day is right around the corner and i've just been called out because i need to get my wife something. thanks to match.com we could be a step closer to figuring out what men and women really want. guys are really simple. the dating site releasing results of the new unscientific online survey. the number one thing both sexes find is attractive teeth. second on the list is a desirable essentials the proper grammar. the top must have for men? someone they can trust. while for women, someone who's going to treat them with respect. what's the most important to you when it comes to relationships? well, head to facebook this morning, our fan page here at abc2 and let us know what it is
you most value. >> people are already weighing in. stay with us this morning because we have told you for months about the possible cuts coming to the u.s. military. >> this is very serious. leon panetta is now trying to get ahead of the mandatory cuts to cut them off early. what he's proposing and details straight ahead. >> also ahead this morning, one classic game token is forever retired. and a new one is now taking center stage for hasbro's monopoly. what's in, what's out? we'll tell you when "good morning maryland" returns. >> and we have a storm brewing. it is developing. the question, when will it get here and what will it bring? rain or snow? i'll answer those questions coming up. >> well, lynette everything is up to speed here on 695 just west of york road and towson. i'll let you know what traffic lox like on 95 -- looks like on 59 and 83 -- 95 and 83 coming up on "good morning maryland."
the books right now. it's tided to the 2014 budget proposal expected to be sent to congress this month. the pentagon is racing for automatic -- bracing for automatic butt cuts on march -- budget cuts on march 1st unless congress intervenes, saturday mail service will be a thing of the past. u.s. postal service officials announced they will stop delivering first class mail on saturdays but packages will be delivered. the change which goes into effect august 1st is expected to save a few billion dollars. the agency also plans to implement a number of other cost cutting measures. postal officials have been calling on congress to pass legislation to ease their fiscal pain. it's official. the iron is now out. the cat is now in. monopoly announced the change on its facebook page. the company used an online contest to choose the new token and there you see it's a kitty cat. now this -- was because they wanted to go to more current characters. but it's offsetting the dog with the cat. so -- >> is the cat new? they've been around come on. all right, weigh in on facebook and let us know what
you think. stay with us this morning because you have heard of the gun buyback programs, pretty popular right now. but what about a discount if you actually carry a firearm? >> hey, what's good for the goose right? how one business owner is flipping the idea and giving customers a break on food if they carry or they have a concealed carry permit. >> also ahead this morning, a dad cuts the deal with his daughter. cash for staying off facebook. find out how long the teen agreed to stay away and how much that dad is offering to pay her. >> good morning, topping america's money, signs of a major airline merger. american airlines and u.s. airways are reportedly close to a deal that could be announced next week. the result would take american's name and be the biggest u.s. airline. the postal service plans to stop delivering regular mail on saturdays sometime in august. the agency lost $16 billion last yore. and this could save $2 billion. it was still deliver packages on saturdays and the post offices will be open. many chain restaurants are
delivering smaller portions. the trend is fed by consumer demand as well as an upcoming federal requirement for calorie counts. and while smaller portions aren't always cheaper to make they pay off for restaurants that do offer them. reaction online was swift to monopoly's decision to drop the iron and replace wit a cat. one -- it with a cat. one fan complained the iron was his favorite piece. another said it's about time cats got some respect. that's america's money, i'm rob nelson.